If you saw the debris flying, you may have noticed the holes in the front of the building. The whole darn building was lowered down onto the foundation at the rear and picked up in the front. Come Monday, there will be a 9 foot deep trench around the front of the building and we will continue to dig until we strike oil, or have a deep enough hole for the drainage line. No wet basement space here! After being down under for several days chucking rocks and bits and clearing out debris, I have a feeling that our basement space may be larger than we anticipated, which is fantastic news. The ledge seems to be fairly fractious so far, so I am hopeful that the two large areas of ledge will come out with a jack hammer. Where the door comes into the space, the ceiling height is about 7'6" which doesn't bother me at all.
We found three huge granite pieces buried under the front stoop. We now have four for the retaining wall.
The ole' girl is now completely off her old foundation. The interior floors have never been so straight!